Friday, September 8

  • Spend the morning with Jerry Simchuck as he discussess and demonstrates "Artistry and Composition" ($50 For reservations call JoAnne (360)736-1082 or email
  • Show, vendor, and demo setup
  • Entry Registration
  • Carvers get together reception

Saturday, September 9

  • Judging of carvings in showroom
  • Study Skin Demo by Mike Monroe
  • Judging of decoys in the fountain pool
  • Awards Banquet
  • Cocktail bird auction

Sunday, September 10

  • Seminar
  • Painting/Carving Demos, Tool Vendors
  • "Think Outside the Pond" by Brad Snodgrass
  • Raffle Drawing
  • Mini Decoy Trader Widgeon Drake
  • Carving Critiques by the “Experts”

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The Columbia Flyway Wildlife ShowFeather & Quill Carvers in partnership with the City of Vancouver’s Water Resource Education Center extend a warm welcome and a cordial invitation to attend the 30th Annual Columbia Flyway Wildlife Show & Northwest Championship Competition on September 9 and 10, 2017. Join us for a great experience.

This show has the reputation as the premier wildlife carving show and competition in the Northwest. The facility at the beautiful Water Resources Education Center on the banks of the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington has every amenity that an art show focusing on wildlife sculpture could ask for. The show focuses on hand carved, textured, and painted wood sculptures of birds, fish, and mammals in fifteen competitive divisions.

View the judging of wildlife carvings in the main auditorium and the decoys in the fountain pool. Take advantage of the free seminars and demonstrations. And as if that is not enough, join us at the Fountain Pool for the 6” mini decoy floaters “trade” event where grown carvers get more excited than they should at the intense competition and nail biting dramatics.

The Will Hayden Memorial Awards will be awarded to the best of show for intermediate and novice carvers. Due to the generous donations from area carving clubs and individuals who benefitted from Will’s years of friendship, mentoring, and support, this award will be given for years to come.

This show is a member of the International Wildfowl Carvers Association (IWCA). If you enter the IWCA Divisions and are a member of IWCA, you will be eligible for IWCA National Events such as the Championship contests. Check the IWCA rules here.

Click Here to View the Winners from the 2016 Show

Jerry Simchuk

Jerry grew up in the Northwest where he began to develop his keen eye for wildlife and the love of nature. Days spent fishing , hunting, hiking, and caring for a variety of animals on his family’s farm filled his days while his nights were spent painting and exploring his growing affinity for art. The knowledge and sensitivity gained during this time would become the hallmarks of his realistic, highly detailed Fine Art Bird Sculptures.

In 1993, Jerry found woodcarving to be the perfect medium to express his artistic talents. Soon after he finished his first carved bird, he entered his work in the Boise Woodcarvers Show in 1994 where he took top honors in his division..

Since that time Jerry has competed at top-level bird carving shows around the country including the Ward World championships winning numerous awards. His work has been selected to appear on the cover of and in Wildfowl Carving Magazine numerous times. As one of the most respected wildlife artists , he judges prestigious shows and shares his knowledge and skills in classes and seminars throughout the country. Jerry resides in Spokane Valley, Washington with his wife Jean.

The 2016 Feather & Quill Purchase Award is the Raffle Prize for 2017. Tickets can be purchased for this Shoveler Hen carved by Tom Newell of LaConner, Washington. Tickets are available now by mail and will be sold on the show weekend. The drawing will be held Sunday at 3:30 pm.

Tickets are $1 each or 12 for $10. You need not be present to win.

Mail your request and check to:

Don Baiar

1117 NE 124th Ave

Vancouver, WA 98684

Washington Federal Junior Duck Stamp
2017 Winners

Exhibited in the Water Resources Center — August and September 2017

2017 Winner
Audrey Chang
Age 15
Vancouver, WA